Google Needs To Cut Back on the Directory Crud Search Results

Any time I do any market research on Google these days, I’m running into WAY TOO MUCH directory and database-driven general content. I’m talking about such places as

etc. They are clogging up the early result pages for searches in a way that has to be driving away users. I, for example, have discovered that using to be much more useful (if not quite as often updated) in cutting through this clutter for these purposes. Google really needs to get their PageRank formula fixed to get the Mantas and other database directory driven content out of the early results.